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    As much as I've been working with wood for over 30 years, I have to admit it wasn't till the beginning of this year that I found the patience to use a scroll saw. I've had 2 previously that I wound up selling because I was constantly breaking blades and loosing my patience. Boy is it great to have the patience now. Most of my projects were larger items; oak ice boxes, furniture and the biggest of all, my 1929 Model A Ford truck. I've made the Christmas presents for family and employees for about the last 10 years and when the numbers grew, the size had to get smaller. My first scroll saw project was a scenery based wooden saw blade I got the pattern for ... just to try. I'm currently working on another with more detail. I've made vases of roses, welcome signs of different styles and even used it when I made some working wooden padlocks I thought were interesting. I've added compressed air to the scroll saw as well as a foot switch and worklight over the last couple months. I'm really looking forward to checking out some of the other members work as well as sharing some of my own.
    Pop
    Delta 16" 40-530
    Ryobi 16" VS

    "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember it was amateurs that built the ARK but Professionals that built the Titanic!"

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    Hi Pop, welcome to the family. Thirty years of woodworking!!! I think you may become one of our teachers. Again Welcome, Steve
    If This HillBilly Can't Fix it Then it Ain't Broke!!!
    My Gallery
    [email protected]

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    • #3
      Welcome to the group, Pop There are some pretty sharp blades in this here little family ( no, I'm not one of them ) and they have been an immense help to me
      ...enjoy !
      ...~Robert~
      DW788 and Hawk 226

      " Please let me grow to be the man my dog thinks I am "

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      • #4
        Welcome aboard Pop! My father is working on a 1929 Model A oval window business coupe. Gotta love them oldsters! Dale
        Dale w/ yella saws

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        • #5
          Welcome Pop, tell us more about this compressed air addition to the scroll saw. Please. Also what kind of saws do you have, we are a very nosy bunch..
          Chuck D


          When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
          Jean De La Bruyere...

          l
          Hegner 18, Delta p-20, Griz 14 inch Band saw

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          • #6
            welcome pop
            Newfield, New York Scroller
            Dewalt 788 & Dremel 1800
            http://www.CraftyNYScrolling.com

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            • #7
              howdy, come in and join the fun..
              steveb
              http://www.cabincraft.co.uk

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              • #8
                Welcome to the group Pop. Great bunch of people here.
                Dragon
                Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
                Owner of a Dewalt 788
                PuffityDragon on AFSP

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                • #9
                  hello pop, and welcome to the club.
                  kevin/pitbull.

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                  • #10
                    Welcome Pop! Felton, PA, is that out in the York/Lancaster area?

                    So where did you suddenly find this elusive patience so necessary for scrolling? I'd like to get a refill myself sometime.
                    Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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                    • #11
                      Bill...I hope you don't discover 'patience' the way I discovered it. For health reasons, I've pretty much s-l-o-w-e-d down everything. Funny when you retire and quit 'running' at 100 mph, you find it boring at first. Then when the old body decides to catch up from all that 'running', you discover you really missed a lot as you ran past it. I've rediscoverd all the joy of wood working and how you can try to pass on that passion by sharing what you can do with the next generation. Kinda like the Model A hobby I have too. And yes... Felton is just below York and Red Lion. My father-in-law used to tell everyone he needed his Visa and Passport to come visit we were so far out.

                      ChuckD... my shop is equipped with air throughout because of all the pneumatic tools I have from restoring/building the Model A Handyman truck. I added a pressure regulator and flex tube to the scrollsaw and plugged it into the system. Easy to do actually.

                      After 'surfing' all through the site, it seems there a mass amount of knowledeg base here. Although typing is a flat medium, I get the impression we've got some great personalities too just from reading posts and replies. I've just posted some of my projects on the bragging section. Please look them over and tell me what you think.
                      Last edited by Pop; 12-29-2006, 01:39 PM.
                      Pop
                      Delta 16" 40-530
                      Ryobi 16" VS

                      "Never be afraid to try something new. Remember it was amateurs that built the ARK but Professionals that built the Titanic!"

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                      • #12
                        Hello again POP, I assume then you are using the compressed air to blow the sawdust off the saw! Interesting!!
                        Chuck D


                        When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
                        Jean De La Bruyere...

                        l
                        Hegner 18, Delta p-20, Griz 14 inch Band saw

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                        • #13
                          Welcome Pop. Have we got a lot of questions for you!!!
                          Mike

                          Craftsman 16" VS, Puros Indios and Sam Adams!
                          Scrollin' since Jun/2006

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                          http://scrollcrafters.com (reciprocal links welcomed)

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